So how is late addition Matt Cavanaugh melding in? Dan Leberfeld

In late August, the Jets hired Matt Cavanaugh as a senior offensive assistant.

He was brought in to help fill the void after passing game coordinator Greg Knapp was killed on his bike by somebody texting and driving.

I asked Jets coach Robert Saleh today about the impact of Cavanaugh so far.

“Cavanaugh, he’s been fantastic,” said Saleh. “He’s been everything that we wanted. G0d rest his soul with Knapper (Greg Knapp), the idea with Knapper, former coordinator, quarterback coach, kind of can be that old soul for the quarterback and for Mike (LaFleur), who’s also a first-time play-caller. We took time in thinking about how we wanted to fill that role and it was not easy, obviously. Cavanaugh was a name that continually popped up from a lot of people around the league who I trust dearly and he’s very similar in that role.

“He’s a former coordinator, old soul, has a lot of experience with quarterback play, played the position. So just to be that presence in the room. He’s been awesome, he’s been everything that we wanted and couldn’t be happier to have him.”

After playing in the NFL as a reserve QB from 1978-91, Cavanaugh has served as a QB coach and/or offensive coordinator on both the college and NFL levels since 1992.


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